The color of our eyes is determined by how much melanin (pigment) is present in our irises; the more pigment present, the darker the eye color. Many babies are actually born with blue eyes that change to brown because melanin production has not begun by birth. As they begin to produce melanin, babies’ eye color may change. Interestingly, the eyes do not have green or blue pigments. These lighter colors appear due to Rayleigh scattering: the effect of light scattering in the layer of the iris called the stroma. This is similar to why the sky appears blue.Read More
Pink eye is a common eye infection that ten percent of people experience at some point in their lives.
Fortunately, it isn’t serious and there are plenty of things you can do to relieve the symptoms, but it’s important to be able to recognize it in case it happens to you or a family member.Read More
Do you have blues eyes? (Lucky you!) Are you dating someone with blue eyes? (Even luckier!) You may think the eye color similarity is no different than dating someone with a similar hair color or skin tone, but science just revealed that all people with blue eyes are genetically linked.
Thus, you and your blue-eyed hunny are both related somehow. And even weirder, your shared relative can be narrowed down to one ancestor.Read More
Why do you wear sunglasses? According to a 2012 survey, nearly 90% of people believe that protecting their eyes is key to overall health. But most people who choose to wear sunglasses do so only to cut down on the sun’s glare.
There are many more reasons why you should wear sunglasses more often, especially when you’re enjoying the outdoors during the summer. Keep reading and I’ll tell you more about why you should remember to put a pair of sunglasses on.Read More